Manchester City claimed a comfortable home win over Rafa Benitez’s Everton to move back up to second in the Premier League and within touching distance of leaders Chelsea. England forwards Raheem Sterling’s openness to the scoring in the first half of the game put his side in front. The goal marked a good way to celebrate his 300th top-flight appearance in the English Premier League.
Manchester City Beat Everton 3-0 to Maintain Second place Position
The second goal came in the second half of the game from Rodri. The defender fired a sublime outside-of-the-foot shot past Pickford to make the scores 2-0. Portuguese International Bernardo Silva Silva tapped in late on in a one-sided contest to complete the scoring.
Rafael Benitez’s side rarely looked capable of posing the hosts any problems in attack with the injury crisis he has with Demarai Gray adding to the injury list again in the first half of the game. The only crumb of comfort for the visitors, who remain 11th in the table, was that the margin of defeat was not greater.
With Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Abdoulaye Doucoure, Yerry Mi,na, and Andre Gomes all out injured, a depleted Everton side initially can not pose any threat to Manchester City. Man City played with Kevin De Bruyne who is out due to covid-19, they warmed up for Wednesday’s Group A Champions League clash against Paris St-Germain with their third consecutive win in all competitions.